Prizes of a Lifetime

More prizes coming soon…


Before exploring Canada coast-to-coast-to-coast, I travelled to over 100 countries – 36 of which were filmed for my television series, Word Travels.  The series follows myself and fellow travel writer Julia Dimon chasing stories to file for our editors, visiting under-the-radar countries like Sri Lanka, Venezuela, Lithuania and Ukraine.   I ran with bulls in Portugal, took a dip in Colombia’s mud volcano of youth, sea-kayaked in the Philippines, met wild tribes in Ethiopia, visited ancient wonders in Turkey, wrestled a Luchadore in Mexico, kitesurfed in Barbados, raced dune buggies in the Sinai desert – all bucket list adventures you’ll be able to read about in my upcoming book, The Great Global Bucket List.   In the meantime…

Word Travels continues to air in Canada on OLN, CityTV and F/X, has been dubbed into 21 languages for Travel Channel International, and been broadcast around the world on National Geographic.

Our next giveaway is all about Bucket Lists:  A DVD box set of all 40 Word Travels episodes, plus a limited edition 2015 Bucket List calendar.   If you have joined us already, you are automatically entered into all our prize draws.  If not, take a few moments to register, and unlock dozens of other Bucket List experiences while you do.   The draw takes place on January 2, 2015.


CONGRATULATIONS TO BUCKET LISTER FRED HOEBER WHO HAS WON OUR HELI-HIKE GIVEAWAY!. Stay tuned for the next Bucket List giveaway to be announced shortly.
Rockies Heli Tours CanadaAfter following your feet on the ground, our next Bucket List prize giveaway lets you fly like a bird.   Rockies Heli Tours’ yoga experience features on The Great Canadian Bucket List, but the company also offers wonderful scenic flights and heli-hiking tours around the incredible Rocky Mountains

They’ve put it all together for this high-flying, high-fivin’ giveaway:  2 free tickets on a 20 minute winter scenic flight, with a 1-hour stop for snowshoeing in the peaks.

If you have joined us already, you are automatically entered into all our prize draws.  If not, take a few moments to register, and unlock dozens of other Bucket List experiences while you do.   The draw takes place on September 30, 2014.

Click here to find out more about Rockies Heli Tours packages.   

Retail value: $300.  Prizing is subject to availability. Must be added to an existing group to fill the seats. Travel must be completed between October 1 2014 and March 1st, 2015. Does not include transport to Rockies Heli Tours base.  Extensions will not be permitted. Advance notice of redeeming your prize is 14 days. Click here for all Rules and Regulations.




Several Fairmont Hotels feature in The Great Canadian Bucket List, and here’s your chance to stay in them for free.  Fairmont’s My Destination Story contest will reward 42 (yes, 42) winners with a 3-night stay for two in one of their North American properties, including flights, $500, and a brand new Go Pro camera.   To enter, all you have to do is submit a short video clip of your favourite travel destination/experience to My Destination Story.   42 winners can then enter the Grand Prize (including 7 nights in any North American property) by filming a short clip during their stay.

goProIf you don’t want to create a video you can still take part.  Customize and share an e-postcard on and you’ll be entered into a sweepstakes for prizes including GoPro cameras, BMW bikes, Fairmont Gold Bathrobes, Le Labo® Candles, a Stearns & Foster® Queen Size Bed or Riedel® Glass Decanters.

Here’s the kicker.  As the Fairmont Go Pro Ambassador, I’m going to be directly involved in the judging. I’m looking for clips that are authentic, unusual, creative and entertaining – just like my Bucket List!

The contest begins on August 1, 2014, with 42 Destination GoPro Heroes chosen by October 1, 2014. Trips will be taken between October 2 and December 15, 2014, and on December 19, all 42 finalist videos will be loaded to the contest site, The postcard sweepstakes runs between August 1, 2014 and January 30, 2015. The Grand Prize winner will be announced on January 31, 2015. 

Visit to enter.

Keen Footwear Great Canadian Bucket List Giveaway


Congratulations to Bucket List reader Mark Schollenberg from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Mark’s name was randomly pulled from the bucket, and fate has determined that he follow his feet wearing two pairs of Keen shoes.   Hopefully they’ll take him to some of the amazing places featured on The Great Canadian Bucket List

Details of our next Bucket List giveaway will be announced shortly.   Remember, to qualify for prizes, you must be registered. Join now!   If you are already a member, you’ll be automatically entered into prize draws. 


On February 28th, Robin visited Vancouver’s Pacific Central Station with a real-life Bucket List to meet VIA Rail’s Luka Charles and draw the winner of our Bucket List Grand Prize.  Over 4000 names from around the country were in the bucket: 

Congratulations to our winner, LARRY BONNAR of Port Alberni, BC!
Larry won a spectacular prize:

2 x Sleeper Class tickets on VIA Rail’s iconic 4-day Canadian journey across the country
1 complimentary night at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver courtesy Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
1 complimentary night at the Fairmont Royal York courtesy Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
2 passes to Grouse Mountain courtesy Grouse Mountain and Tourism Vancouver
2 passes for the Vancouver Aquarium courtesy Vancouver Aquarium and Tourism Vancouver
2 passes for Flyover Canada courtesy Flyover Canada and Tourism Vancouver
2 passes for the Capilano Suspension Bridge courtesy Capilano Suspension Bridge and Tourism Vancouver
2 passes for a horsedrawn tour around Stanley Park courtesy Stanley Park Horsedrawn Tours and Tourism Vancouver